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Recreation and Sport Administration Staff - Fred Gibson

Fred Gibson, Ph.D.

Fred Gibson, Ph.D.

Professor, Program Coordinator, M.S. in Recreation and Sport Administration

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1007
Phone:  (270) 745-6021
Email:  fred.gibson@wku.edu
CV:  http://www.wku.edu/krs/documents/fred_gibson_cv_2017.pdf

Education

PhD: University of Louisville, KY

M.S.: Middle Tennessee State University

B.S.: Southern Illinois University

 

Teaching

PE 101: Marksmanship

REC 420/G: Commercial Recreation

REC 426 G: Facility Planning and Design

REC 481/G: Facility Management

REC 482/G: USOC Sport Management Seminar

REC 482/G: Beijing Summer Olympic Study Abroad

REC 483/G: Microcomputer Applications in Recreation

REC 484: Advanced Studies

REC 490: Internship

RSA 501: Research Methods in Recreation and Sport

RSA 513: Rec/Sport Administration

RSA 515: Recreation & Sport Facility Development

RSA 519: Fiscal Practices in Recreation

RSA 521: Public Relations

RSA 523: Theoretical Foundations of Rec/Sport

RSA 530: Advanced Studies

RSA 534: Facility Management

RSA 536: Event Management

RSA 590: Practicum

RSA 598: Master's Project

SPM 200: Sport Management

 

 

 

Scholarship

Selected Publications: 

 PUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS, TECHNICAL REPORTS, AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

(* = peer reviewed; underlined names = student authors) 

Jordan, T., Gibson, F., Stinnett, B., & Howard, D. (2017). Understanding stakeholder engagement in

     event planning: A case study of one rural community's experience. Event Management: An

     International Journal.

Stinnett, B. & Gibson, F. (2015). Sustainability and recreational sports facilities: levels of institutional

     adoption. Recreational Sport Journal, 40(1) 92-104.

Quinn, B., Smith, D., & Gibson, F. (2015). Planning for athletic events: A proactive approach.

     Interscholastic Athletic Administration. Winter, 42-45. *

Stinnett, B. & Gibson, F. (2015). Sustainable facility development: Perceived benefits and challenges.

     International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 17(3), 73-82. *

Jordan, T., Upright, P., & Gibson, F. (2015). Design-build case study: Lessons learned from developing

     a neighborhood spray park. Journal of Facility Planning, Design, and Management. 3(2), 75-89. *

Smith, D., Gibson, F., & Hey, W. (2015). Assessing leadership styles and organizational culture within

     parks and recreation departments. LARNet. 17(1), 1-12. *

Upright, P., Hey, W. & Gibson, F. (2014). University alcohol consumption: A comparison between

     student-athletes and non-athletes, ASAHPERD Journal, Summer, 34 (2), 19-25. *

Gibson, F., Stinnett, B., Oregon, E., Fitzpatrick, A., & Hey, W. (2014). Online graduate certificate

     programs: A career advancement option. Manuscript accepted for publication by the 2014 E-Learn

     Conference, October 27-30, New Orleans, LA. *

Stinnett, B., Gibson, F., Oregon, E., Fitzpatrick, A., & Hey, W. (2014). Creating distance learning

     graduate programs to meet career needs. Manuscript accepted by the 2014 E-Learn Conference,

     October 27-30, New Orleans, LA. *

Oregon, E., Fitzpatrick, A., Stinnett, B., Gibson, F., & Hey, W. (2014). Using Multiple Levels of Rich

     Media and New Technologies for Developing Online Courses for a Sport Media and Branding

     Graduate Program. Abstract accepted for the conference proceedings of the Seventh International

     Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies, October 3-4, Pacific University, Forest

     Grove, OR. *

Hey, W., Gibson, F., Stinnett, B., Oregon, E., & Fitzpatrick, A. (2014). Partnerships: Benefits for

     students, online graduate programs, and professional organizations. Manuscript accepted by the

     2014 International Educational Conference, October 5-8, Las Vegas, NV. *

Presentations:

Stinnett, B., Zielen, S., & Gibson, F. (2015). Perceived benefits and challenges of sustainable facility initiatives. Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Conference. Lexington, KY.

Stinnett, B., Oregon, E., Gibson, F., and Fitzpatrick, A. (2015). Study away best practices: 2014 Texas sport facility symposium. 2015 Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium. Bowling Green, KY. *

Stinnett, B., & Gibson, F. (2015). Upstart Program: The Game Changer. 2015 International Association of Venue Managers Venue Connect. Baltimore, MD. *

Gibson, F., Stinnett, B., & Hey, W. (2015). Developing proactive approaches for sporting event planning and management. SHAPE America, meeting of the Southern District Research Council, February 18-21, Atlanta, GA. *

Gibson, F., Stinnett, B., Oregon, E., Fitzpatrick, A., & Hey, W. (2014). Online graduate certificate programs: A career advancement option. E-Learn Conference, October 27-30, New Orleans, LA. *

Stinnett, B., Gibson, F., Oregon, E., Fitzpatrick, A., & Hey, W. (2014). Creating distance learning graduate programs to meet career needs. E-Learn Conference, October 27-30, New Orleans, LA. *

Oregon, E., Fitzpatrick, A., Stinnett, B., Gibson, F., & Hey, W. (2014). Using Multiple Levels of Rich

Media and New Technologies for Developing Online Courses for a Sport Media and Branding Graduate Program. Seventh International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies, October 3-4, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR. *

Hey, W., Gibson, F., Stinnett, B., Oregon, E., & Fitzpatrick, A. (2014). Partnerships: Benefits for students, online graduate programs, and professional organizations. 2014 International Education Conference, October 5-8, Las Vegas, NV. *

Grants/Scholarships:

Smith, D., Gibson, F., Stone, M., Lyons, S., and Ransdell, G. (2014). Property acquisition for development of Scottsville Park, 200-acre Allen County Farm. Property valued at $1 million with a possible endowment of $5 million. (awarded)

Gibson, F. (2014). College of Health and Human Services Research Grant. Assessing the relationship between recreational sports programs and quality of life issues at a regional university. $4,000 (awarded) *

Gibson, F., Fitzpatrick, A., Oregon, E., and Stinnett, B. (2014). School of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport. Student Travel Subsidies for Texas Sports Facility Symposium. $7,500 (awarded)

Gibson, F., and Oregon, E. (2014). School of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport. Minority Graduate Student Association Social. $500 (awarded)

Gibson, F., Oregon, E., Holland, L., Clendenin, J., & Obee, T. (2014). NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program. Addressing the Transition from Student-Athlete to College Graduate: The Bridge Program. $5,000 (finalist-not funded) *

Oregon, E. & Gibson, F. (2013-14). College of Health and Human Services Faculty Research Scholarship: Addressing the elephant in the room: Proactive strategies for ensuring appropriate athlete/coach relationships. $2,538 (awarded)

Service

Professional Service

International Association of Venue Managers Student Initiatives Committee, invited by faculty representatve (2014)

KHSAA Gridiorn Bowl State High School Football Championship Steering Committee (2009-Present)

Drug Testing Crew Chief, National Center for Drug Free Sport (NCAA, MLB, NFL, NBA, PGA) (2009-Present)

WKU Football Game Day Operations Staff, coordination of officiating crew for Division I Football (2007-Present)

Bowling Green/Warren County Chamber Visitor's Bureau Sports Council member (2007-Present)

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